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Vitamins: At A Glance

The secret to a healthy mind and body has always been out in the open. Yes, it is the good old diet we are referring to. When you’ve found yourself the balanced diet that works for you and provides you with all the necessary nutrients, you can bid those expensive fitness programs goodbye.

A good diet is, of course, incomplete without a healthy serving of vitamins. Dissolved in colourful gummies or au naturel in your salad bowl- as long as you are getting your daily recommended intake (DRI) one way or the other, your body will definitely thank you for it. The best way to get a sufficient amount of vitamins is to cook your own food, or perhaps use a healthy meal delivery service like Plated. But if you don’t have the time for that, a vitamin supplement works well, too.

The role of vitamins is subtle and often unnoticed. Experiencing inexplicable hair fall? Or maybe lately a small flight of stairs is all it takes to knock the breath out of you? The answer to many of your everyday woes could lie in your vitamin intake.

Vitamins are primarily of two types, based on their solubility – water and fat soluble. The water-soluble vitamins are B and C, while the fat-soluble include A, D, E, and K. Vitamin B itself is a powerhouse in the world of vitamins as it consists of 8 types (B1, B2, B3, B5, B7, B9, and B12). Each of these 13 vitamins works together in intricate ways to ensure the healthy functioning of the human body.

The body’s requirements of these vitamins vary too. For instance, an average female requires 90 mcg/day of vitamin K, but 75,000 mcg/day of vitamin C. And if you aren’t meeting your recommended levels of a particular vitamin, deficiency symptoms will surely appear.

Be it great Olympian athletes or your next door neighbour who has never in her life fallen ill, taking vitamins can make all the difference. Start by chowing down on the respective natural sources of these vitamins. Or pop in chewy supplements if you like. In any case, just make sure you aren’t skipping on them.

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